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New photo for the "Where I like to knit" collection
Sun 16th Sept 2018
It's been a while since I added any photos to the "Where I like to Knit" collection on my About Page. However, Tim has been very busy with his cameras while we have been in Sweden and snapped me working on a sleeve for a summer top.
The photo was taken at a castle called Stora Sundby near Eskilstuna. The castle is famous for having 4 main towers representing the seasons, 12 smaller towers for the months and 365 windows for the days in a year!
We have been so blessed with the weather, with some lovely warm days and brilliant blue skies. It was gorgeously warm sitting on the bank gazing out over the castle lake. I could have sat there for hours...
New Blogpost: Postcard from Sweden - Collecting colours and umlauts
We have arrived in Sweden and have been greeted by clear blue skies, autumnal colours and amazingly friendly people. Click here to read today's blogpost and see more of Tim's wonderful photos from our explorations!
Blogpost: Postcard from England - Jigsaw Colours
Mon 10th Sept 2018
We're in England and have been visiting Tim's Mum. Today we had the joy of helping her start a new puzzle - always an exciting moment.
Then we went out for the afternoon and when we returned, she had sorted the remaining pieces into wonderfully colourful piles. I had never thought of doing this before but found it fascinating. I have posted more photos of her stacks of colourful puzzle pieces on today's blogpost here.
How do you start a jigsaw? I would love to hear about other techniques.
Chat to you next time from Sweden!
Off on our travels
I'm very excited to say that we have a busy travel time ahead of us visiting the UK, Sweden & Japan!
We'll be catching up with Anna in Sweden, and seeing the wonderful knits that she has been working on. Tim will also be hard at work with his cameras and I hope to share a series of postcards from the places we will be visiting.
And just to let you know, I will be mailing US copies of our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches, when I get back State-side on Sept 20th. Anna, meanwhile, will be posting out copies for non-US destinations. Please click the button below to order a copy now.
New scarf pattern for men – the Cambourne Scarf
Tues 31st July 2018
I have just uploaded a new scarf pattern, which would be perfect to start knitting now ready for the winter which will be upon us before we know it! The Cambourne Scarf is eye-catching yet sophisticated, and features a contrast-striped edge with a deeply textural pattern for a warm finish.
The scarf is worked in a wonderfully soft 100% merino wool yarn and the pattern includes instructions for three sizes and three different colourways. To read a blogpost about the Cambourne Scarf, please click here.
To purchase the pattern, please click here or select the button below.